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Poster: Stealz Date: Mar 5, 2010 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Soooooo.... we doing the fantasy league again this year?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 5, 2010 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

certainly hope so!

if enough want to play again, i will certainly set up a league (unless someone else wants to do it). and, hey, this time i wont have to hand over the reigns to HighFlow as I run off to rehab ;)

let's get a decent headcount and I/we can set one up next week.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Mar 6, 2010 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Dire,you know I'm in.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Mar 6, 2010 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Also we need to get Arb back in.I like being assured I won't finish last.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 6, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

absolutely wayne! would not be a real season without ya buddy!

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Poster: Stealz Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

LOL, right on dire. If I may make a suggestion, I feel ESPN to be far > Yahoo but it's merely an opinion. It's not as though I won't participate just because it's on one site and not the other.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Gentlemen. Let us not forget about the NCAA basketball tournament.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 5, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

i was thinking of that last night while watching ESPN. Cliff usually sets up that puppy. I wonder if he is planning on doing it this year? I would be all for it (though I was terrible last year)

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 5, 2010 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Let's Womp some Wussies.

I'm in!

No quitters!!!! Number 1 rule! You play-out the season or be ostracized.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 5, 2010 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

"No quitters!!!! Number 1 rule! You play-out the season or be ostracized."


i'll second that notion!!!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Can I get some info about this here fantasy league???

I am a huge baseball fan, but have never done the fantasy thing. How much time does it take? How easy is it to learn "the ropes". I might be interseted, but I'm not sure how much time I would be able to invest on a week to week basis. And I certainly would not want to be the one to join and then find I need to drop out and risk being ostracized by the group.

So if someone could lay down the basics for me, I'll decide whether I feel I'll be a worthwhile participant.


edit: By worthwhile, I mean whether it would be worth your guys time to have me, not whether it would be worth my time to join.

This post was modified by Finster Baby on 2010-03-06 04:09:26

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 6, 2010 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

basically, the amount of time you "need" to invest is reasonably minimal. minimum time is probably around 5-10 minutes each morning just to see which players on your time (esp. pitchers) are playing that day, and adjust your roster accordingly. you "can" do this days in advance should you know you wont be around or have the time any particular day.

adding and dropping players can take another few minutes, but is optional and some people do this far more than others.

honestly, it is not very time intensive unless you really want to make it so and get totally "into" it (i generally dont go too crazy with time invested.)

anywho - like HighFlow says - check the posts. And we would like to have you play this year. You are a great member of this forum Finster, and i am confident you will be a good addition to our yearly little game :)

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Poster: Stealz Date: Mar 6, 2010 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

You'll find all of what dire said to be true. Everything from familiarizing yourself with the basic league rules, drafting your team, managing your lineup, the waiver wire and trade proposals is fun.

I might add one thing though. Obviously the baseball season is a long one and though the fantasy "season" isn't as long as the regular season it does still last 5-6 months. The daily amount of time required is not great but maintaining that dedication for the long haul has proven to be enough to claim more than one fantasy sports player.

It's not a difficult thing to grasp. Fantasy baseball is a purely numbers driven game (much like the real thing) and if I were to anticipate a beginner having any real trouble it would probably come when drafting a team. That being said, we all have the same amount of time to prep, are drafting from the same pool of players and have the same number of picks available to us.

I hope you play, it really is quite fun!!!!

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

It's easy and fun. The more the merrier. Watch the threads here for more info.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

I will set up either one. I prefer Yahoo ONLY because it is my homepage and where my email is located. Whatever the majority consensus is fine with me - that is if I am the one setting it up (which i may not be if someone else has their heart set on it.)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 5, 2010 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

I am up any opportunity to kick wayne's ass again.

I thought this had a familiar ring to it:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=232297

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2010-03-05 15:38:48

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Mar 5, 2010 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

OOOOOOOOOOO, Tough talk.
Any squirrel can find a nut once!

Count me in again.

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Poster: Stealz Date: Mar 5, 2010 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

I believe it to be high time someone more qualified than I set it up. Ramble on (Pete) Rose has some vengeance to exact.